Accident Supermarine Spitfire Mk Ia AR240, Saturday 2 January 1943
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Date:Saturday 2 January 1943
Time:14:30
Type:Silhouette image of generic SPIT model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Supermarine Spitfire Mk Ia
Owner/operator:52 OTU RAF
Registration: AR240
MSN:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:RAF Aston Down, Gloucestershire, England -   United Kingdom
Phase: Unknown
Nature:Training
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
Narrative:
On 2 January 1943 Sgt Raymond Britto of 52 OTU RAF was killed in an accident on RAF Aston Down airfield.
The engine of his Spitfire Ia AR240 failed and he attempted to glide in, but spun, crashing
near the watch tower building.

Sources:

http://www.caribbeanaircrew-ww2.com/?cat=11&paged=16
http://www.spitfires.ukf.net/p021.htm
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aston_Down

Location

Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
04-Jan-2017 15:42 Laurent Rizzotti Added
02-Jun-2018 07:08 angels one five Updated [Narrative]
02-Aug-2019 18:59 Nepa Updated [Other fatalities, Location, Narrative, Operator]
30-Jun-2020 03:32 angels one five Updated [Location, Phase, Narrative]
19-Jul-2021 11:38 Anon. Updated [Location, Narrative, Operator]

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